Today's Featured Books— Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

FREE - The Journey to Source by Maria Kitsios, LMT

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

"Refreshing, invigorating, and deeply humbling." -Amazon review. May the poetry in this book serve as a reminder that we are visitors here. One day each of us will let go of everything and everyone we love. It is this powerful and humbling truth which makes us truly appreciate life. Let us use this life as the grandest opportunity to explore, strengthen, heal, grow, love, give, create, and courageously forge ahead in service to others. FREE - SHOP NOW


The Great Stork Derby by Ann S. Epstein

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

"Ann S. Epstein illuminates with laser-like precision a family torn apart by obsession, and the choices that reassemble it." -Michael Andreon. An ambitious Emm Benbow convinces his wife to enter the Great Stork Derby, a contest which offers a sizable cash award to the woman who has the most babies between 1926 and 1936. But soon his ambition turns into a ruthless obsession and addiction, and despite Izora’s efforts, he is disappointed by his large family, and alienates himself from children. From $5.99 SHOP NOW


Writer Shed Stories, Volume 3: Second Thoughts

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Writer Shed Stories, Vol. 3: Second Thoughts is the third volume in a yearly literary journal from Writer Shed Press. This edition includes fiction, essays, and poetry from around the world—stories of lost and found souls, new beginnings, regret, and love. "Author/editor David W. Berner has assembled a wonderful collection of works that just might include your new favorite writerall for less than the price of a cup of coffee. Don't miss out!" ~Mike O'Mary, LitNuts Cofounder. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


The Angle of Flickering Light by Gina Troisi

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

"At once deeply personal yet pulsing with the universally familiar aches of love and longing" ~Tim Hillegonds, author. The Angle of Flickering Light explores what it means for a girl to run recklessly into womanhood, clinging to any version of love, making temporary homes for herself again and again, before finally discovering what it means to become rooted. 4.8 Stars, 77 Reviews on Amazon. Silver Medal for 2021 Readers’ Favorite Award. Honorable Mention for 2021 Paris Book Festival Award. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


Oh Daddy Chronicles by Barry Robbins

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Gold Medal Winner - Humor - Readers' Favorite Awards. Described as "Saturday Night Live, in written form, on steroids," these hilarious skits follow the craziness of Trump's presidency and feature fictional conversations in the Oval Office. While Artisan Book Reviews calls it "Dave Barry meets Douglas Adams," the more traditional former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle sums it up as "Excellent political satire." From $2.99 SHOP NOW


The Difference by C. D'Angelo

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

"D’Angelo addresses a very human need to know where we came from and why we do what we do. Her writing style immediately pulls you into the story." ~Barbara Conrey, USA Today Bestselling author. Rachel seeks fulfillment and clarity of identity by going on an ancestry mission to reveal her Italian immigrant grandpa’s secretive past, meanwhile trying to repair her damaged romantic relationship and her own mental health. Humor and drama all in one! 4.76 Goodreads rating. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


Time and Circumstance by Theresa Milstein

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

"...both grounded and enchanting." -Lydia Kang. This reflective collection of real and imagined poetry and prose, speculates on an erratic childhood, the uncertainty of adolescence, and the reality of parenthood, through flashbacks of love lost and found​. "...a maestro when it comes to making every word count. Evocative, powerful, and full of tension." -Samantha Vérant. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


A House Full of Windsor by Kristin Contino

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

"One woman's Princess Diana obsession ends up changing her life forever in this clever and heartwarming novel." -Emily Giffin, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author. When a royal-obsessed compulsive hoarder and her etiquette expert daughter end up on a hoarding reality show, they’re forced to confront their messy pasts. “Spectacular and addictive.” -Kirkus Reviews. From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Not Little Women: Pandora's Boxed Set 2 by Jean Gill, Jane Davis, Carol Cooper, Amie McCracken & Jessica Bell

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

“Powerful and atmospheric...had me breathless. So original, quite unexpected.” ~Anne Williams. Together for the first time: award-winners and trail-blazers. Five international women authors showcase five unforgettable novels. “Think of Daphne du Maurier…Splendid…it has the power to catch the reader up in the rush of the narrative.” ~The Scotsman. From $9.49 SHOP NOW


The Shape of Emptiness by Chumki Sharma

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

"Here you will find a voice you can trust and a music to live by." -Roger Mitchel. The lyric gift of Chumki Sharma’s poems in this collection crumples convention with a whimsical soft touch. Her drug works quickly in poem after poem. The collection shows us an entire universe of disappearances and leaving in poem after poem as the poet leaves the circus, the gallery, the forest, the lover. She is the poet of escape. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


The Nostalgia Echo by Mickey Hess

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

"The Nostalgia Echo is the best book you will read this year, or any year: the exact antidote to all those tired, humorless, beige-colored novels of recent memory, the writing here pops with both a dazzling intelligence and a devastating depth of character. Mr. Hess carries on in the great tradition of Vonnegut, D. Barthelme, and every other genius literary madman." -Joe Meno From $5 SHOP NOW


The Revolving Heart by Chuck Augello

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

A Best Books of 2020 selection by Kirkus Reviews: "A promising new literary voice." Love and redemption collide in a New Jersey beach town as narcoleptic ex-playwright Donatello Marcino confronts his past culpability in the disappearance of a 4-year-old girl. "Captures the spirit of the Jersey Shore...filled with wry observations and the unexpected smart and funny things people say." -Marcy Dermansky, author of The Red CarFrom $3.99 SHOP NOW


The Crazy Life of a Kid From Brooklyn by Bill Morgenstein

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

While first reminiscing upon his childhood in Brooklyn during the depression, Morgenstein traces his life through times of war, peace, and everything in between, times funny and heartbreaking, The Crazy Life of a Kid in Brooklyn details Morgenstein’s enlistment in the US Army, his days running a $55 million company, his despair at losing it all to a scam, and much more. Through all the successful, disappointing, dangerous, educational, and enlightening experiences that have shaped his life, Morgenstein remains philosophical as he explores the roles of ethics, honesty, and unfailing determination in shaping the human experience. From $5.99 SHOP NOW


Then Again by Ben Berman

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

"These mesmerizing vignettes possess an uncanny power" -Devorah Baum. The interrelated short prose pieces in Ben Berman’s Then Again explore a life outside of chronological order, bounce back and forth between foreign adventures and domestic routines. One moment we’re in a Mommy and Me yoga class, the next we’re gutting a goat in rural Zimbabwe. "This collection captivates and uplifts" -Michelle Elvy From $2.99 SHOP NOW


The Penang Collection by Clare Flynn

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

"From the irresistible premise of the first book, I was hooked on this series which brings wartime colonial Malaysia to life in such rich detail that you feel you are there, discovering its food, lush landscapes and unbearable humidity." 5 stars. Three powerful novels from a prize-winning storyteller. Spanning 10 years, from 1939 in The Pearl of Penang, to the Japanese invasion and the heroism of women in Prisoner from Penang, to post-war Malaya and the communist emergency in A Painter in Penang. From $1.99 SHOP NOW


Love, Travel, and Volunteering by Kandy Ostrosky

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Many people dream of seeing the world and making a difference. Not everybody acts on that dream, an undertaking that can be scary. Kandy puts those feelings aside & sets off to volunteer as a nurse in Peru. But things do not always work out as expected. Kandy doesn't know that she'll end up doing voluntary work as a nurse, with children, & dogs in several countries. She's left stranded in the middle of nowhere. Will the joys of self-discovery outweigh the hardships? From $0.99 SHOP NOW


Fog Banks In Time, Short Stories by Michael E. Davis

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

This is my story from when I was "kidnapped" from my grandmother and deposited in an orphanage. I never knew my father and met my mother at age thirteen. Ten years in the boys' home brought fear, adventures, and trouble. My adult life saw me in the Marines, married twice, divorced once, the father of three children, and an affinity for drink. With no template or roadmap provided as a child, I made my way in life using instinct. From $5.99 SHOP NOW


Tender Cuts by Jayne Martin

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

"These masterful stories delight the reader with their generous, unconventional honesty." Meg Pokras. If Joy Williams and Raymond Carver had a love child that was often left in the care of Lydia Davis it might grow up to be Jayne Martin. Martin’s writing evokes the literary DNA of those who have influenced her most, while in a style and voice that is uniquely her own. In these 38 tiny tales, everyday people do their best to manage the wounds life inflicts on all of us. From $4.99 SHOP NOW


FREE - Fly Away Home by Dave Cenker

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

The past might feel as though it has an unyielding stranglehold on our journey through life, but there is another path. Always. You only need to trust yourself, summon the courage to take that first step, and then the next. Where it leads you and the people you meet along the way will reveal a blossoming garden full of discovery, hope, and love. FREE SHOP NOW


Species of One by Matt McMahon

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

A "thoughtful journey towards mental health and self-actualization." -Booklife Reviews. Good-hearted Phil leaves his successful career for an isolated mountain cabin after reading a mysterious passage online. He meets sages from the Himalayas, rescues damsels in distress, soars to the clouds, and falls in love within forty miles of his cabin. A violent incident exposes his dark past, and an unthinkable tragedy threatens to plunge Phil into a hellish forever isolation. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


The Munich Girl by Phyllis Edgerly Ring

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

The past may not be done with us. Anna Dahlberg grew up eating dinner under her father’s war-trophy portrait of Eva Braun. Fifty years after the war, she discovers what he never did—that her mother and Hitler’s wife were friends. Plunged into the treacherous years of Nazi Germany, she uncovers a web of long-buried family secrets. “Hard to put down…Harder to forget.” -Ink Drop Reviews From $0.99 SHOP NOW


War Story by Rolf Marfgenau

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

A look at World War II through the eyes of four young people who come of age during the war. The author scrutinizes various forms of discrimination from misogyny to anti-Semitism, and examines forgotten aspects of the war, such as the exchange of German for American prisoners in Sweden and the legacy of American POW camps. Five Stars "Must Read" from Reedsy: "The well-researched novel provides insights into little-known secret missions during World War II in Europe and brings to light the internment in America of thousands of German and Italian Americans, many of whom were citizens by naturalization or birth." From $4.99 SHOP NOW


Leora's Letters: The Story of Love and Loss for an Iowa Family During World War II by Joy Neal Kidney

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

“A story about America and the kind of people who helped to forge this great nation.” -Kirkus Gold Winning author D. C. Gilbert. 91 Amazon reviews, 4.8 stars out of 5. All five brothers enlisted. Only two came home. Their mother’s hopes were disrupted by great losses. Yet she lived out four more decades with resilience. “Triumph and tragedy in the pages, and there’s also hope.” -William R. Ablan, pen name of Richard L. Muniz. “Heart tugging.” -Van Harden, author and radio personality. From $2.99 SHOP NOW


Without: Body, Name, Country by Meg Johnson

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

"Pick up this book and eat it, I mean love it, I mean eat it." -Daniel Handler. In Meg Johnson’s third full-length collection, Without: Body, Name, Country, strange experiences become familiar, and familiar experiences become strange as a human body, a sense of self, and an entire nation all teeter toward the verge of destruction. "The language distorts the familiar into new but recognizable realities." -Anne Champion From 2.99 SHOP NOW


The White Museum by George Bilgere

Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Bilgere has published six collections of poetry. His fifth collection, The White Museum uses humor and thoughtfulness to portray modern American life and language. "Bilgere’s impact sneaks up on you. His style, combined with deft handling of the line, sets booby traps of meaning for the reader.” -Gadfly Online From $9.99 SHOP NOW